Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.